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MG MGF Technical - Good Ol' AA

Just sorted out the AA's parts & labour Plus cover for the mgfy. (99 on top of your membership.) A comment the guy made on the phone made me wonder if fellow HGF fearing owners had been signing up in their droves for the cover?? He assured me (with out prompting) that quote unquote 'If the head gasket blew it would be covered' (even with the standard parts & labour cover) Now if the AA are recognising that this is a common fault & are still prepared to cover the costs why are MGR finding it so difficult?

Cheers,

Sally
Sally

Nope, the AA are recognising FEAR, they are still covering the car because they think that the risk isn't that great.

BTW

Warrenty Holdings are apparently in administration (according to Lotus board)
Will Munns

I agree, the AA would claim it's a design fault and therefore not covered if they were receiving too many claims. They came up trumps and paid for my HGF a couple of months ago - I forget who the cheque came from, but it was some massive multinational I wasn't expecting. Thought it would come from the AA or an insurance company but it didn't. Will look it up tonight.

Tim.
Tim Jenner

>> A comment the guy made on the phone made me wonder if fellow HGF fearing owners had been signing up in their droves for the cover?? <<

Hmm - the power of the BBS I wonder? ;o)
Rob Bell

Could be could be!! I see your point re the above but it would be interesting to see the stats on those who have takenout the cover primarily in fear of HGF & thoses who have later claimed because of HGF. I for one am just glad I will not be facing a 600 + bill should the worst happen.

Cheers,

Sally.
Sally

Hi,

Reading the small print of the RAC's similar policy, which specificaly excludes all gaskets except the HG, it says that breakdown (car, not driver) must occur at least one mile from your home. So no staggering home on a wing and a prayer. Does the AA policy state the same? They're probably both underwritten by the same company: I think the RAC's was about 60 to members, wot I am. Therte are also limits on total mileage and age, but both reasonably generous.

Regards, Kes (uninsured against failure).
Kes

>Therte are also limits on total mileage and age, but both reasonably generous.

But not generous enough for me! About 18 months ago the AA rang me up to offer me the parts and labour cover on my P reg F. When I told them the mileage on the F they just said "Ah, okay, sorry, we can't cover you" and then hung up.

Ralph
Ralph

For the AA, the car must be under 10 years old and have less than 100,000 miles on the clock. It also needs to be serviced by a VAT registered garage.

Tim.
Tim Jenner

"less than 100,000 miles on the clock"

Gits. :-(
Cannonball Bob

If you can do another 900,000 miles or so in the next couple of years you might just sneak in, Bob!
Tim Jenner

Bob, you can arrange your own warranty for cars with over 100,000 miles.

Put 49 in your back pocket every year and use it to pay for an HGF repair when it happens.
JohnP

After watching that Steven Hawkin programme the other day, it seems that if you go really fast clocks slow down - does that mean if you drive really fast you end up with fewer miles on the clock then if you pottered about?
tony

Einstein's theory of relativity Tony. Trouble is, to travel fast, you need to cover distance - so not much help to you. There won't be many warranties that'll cover for 100,000 light years. However, if you parked your MG in a singularity...?
Rob Bell

the MGR special offer that a few of us received of 500ish warranty extention for 1 year on a 2001 F, it should cover that far!....I do park it in Stevenage occasionally, is that a black hole?
tony

Old - or New-Town ?

Runny Linda got lost in Stevenage Town Centre back in the late 60s and never came out again.
JohnP

the new bit....probably regret this but who is runny linda?
tony

You thought you would regret it and I would hate to dissapoint ...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063063/
JohnP

"runny" was the nickname for the character played by Adrienne Posta.

Should explain it referred to her nose!!!!
JohnP

and there was me thinking it was only famous for Vincent motorbikes....I bet there aren't many 17 year old virgins in Stevenage these days.....
tony

Tony, as you obviously followed the link and read it, you must be almost as sad as me for remembering her.
JohnP

Finally looked up who the cheque for my HGF came from! It was British Gas! Centrica group, which is apparently the AA, British Gas and One Tel.
Tim Jenner

Parts and Labour Cover from the AA. Conditions of cover:

* You must be an AA member
* Your car must be less than 10 years old with mileage under 100,000
We don't need to inspect your car
* Your car must be serviced by a VAT-registered repairer
* Only one PLC or PLC Plus policy can be held per AA membership
* For PLC Plus policies, the nominated vehicle must not have been modified or altered from the manufacturer's original specification


Note the last condition - NO MODIFICATIONS
David Clelland

so the midget fails on every point - damn!
Will Munns

No mods - but only for PLC Plus? So not for the PLC?
Tim Jenner

Tim,

RTFM!
FFS

This thread was discussed between 14/04/2004 and 17/04/2004

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